June 19, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

My last post before I leave for my Asian trip...I'll be back in July!

Cosan and Amyris in green base oil JV
Brazilian sugar producer Cosan and US-based renewable chemical company Amyris has formed a new company called Novvi S.A. based in Brazil, which will develop, produce and market renewable base oils made from Amyris' farnesene molecule Biofene. The base oils are said to have performance characteristics comparable to petroleum-based Group III and Group IV base oils.

LanzaTech partners with Mitsui
New Zealand-based LanzaTech will introduce its proprietary gas fermentation technology throughout the Mitsui Group and concurrently execute a separate deal with Mitsui & Co. Plant Systems Ltd - Mitsui's engineered plants business group.

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